Looking more like Alex Brown will be released

As another day passes without the Chicago Bears able to put together a trade for Alex Brown, the club is closer to releasing the nine-year veteran.

The Bears informed Brown that he would be released if they cannot find a taker for him in the form of a trade, and after nearly a week of searching for a deal, the reality could be that there isn’t a market for him. That’s not to say there isn’t interest in Brown. It’s just that teams might not be interested in forking over a draft pick and then paying him $5 million this season and $5.5 million in 2011 when they can cut their own deal with him after he is released.

Brown acknowledged via his Twitter account that his run with the Bears has ended.

"I am extremely grateful for my time as a Chicago Bear and I wish the Bears the best," Brown wrote on his Twitter account. "I am glad that they gave me an opportunity to realize a dream I had had (as) a child. I appreciate the fans but as we all know this is the nature of the business. Bear down!"

If the Bears don’t find a trading partner this week, it’s unlikely one will emerge before the draft in a little more than three weeks. Stay tuned for the next move.

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